NUI Galway Engineering Building Shortlisted for Architectural Award

Thursday, 14 June 2012

-Open for Online Public Vote -

NUI Galway has been shortlisted for a major architectural award from the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, in both the ‘Best Educational Building’ and ‘Public Choice’ categories, for their recently completed Engineering Building.

Providing facilities for research and development, educating future generations and reinforcing the relationship between Galway City and the University, this ‘Public Vote’ award, provides an opportunity for all to support their City and University.

To vote for NUI Galway’s Engineering Building in the ‘Public Choice’ category visit www.riai.ie. Under the ‘Public Choice Award’ section tick the Engineering Building, NUI Galway section and click ‘vote’.

This shortlisting adds to the accolades of the innovative building where recently it was awarded the Sustainability Award at the 30th Irish Concrete Society Awards, recognising excellence in both design and construction in concrete.

Opened in 2011 by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, the Engineering Building at NUI Galway is a world-class teaching and research facility. The building has been designed to be a teaching tool in itself, with exposed construction techniques and an array of ecological building methods. The 14,250 sqm, four story building supports an emerging generation of engineers, engaged in a new wave of technologies, embracing innovation and entrepreneurship and accommodates some 1,100 students and 110 staff.

-ENDS-

Keywords: Press.

Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
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